Reports

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When should individuals save for retirement?

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies looks at predictions on retirement savings from an economic model of household saving behaviour. Most individuals need to save privately for retirement if they are to maintain their living standards when they stop working. There has been lots of research and discussion on how...

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The state of end of life care

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at end of life care and how to build back better after Covid-19. Covid-19 has caused serious disruption to end of life care provision in England. Excess deaths have spiked due to the pandemic, putting more strain on providers. The hospice sector has seen their fundraising disrupted,...

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On the way to emancipation, not all roads lead through NATO

This briefing from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at what does Russia want. Dr Kevork Oskanian looks at the question of 'What does Russia want?' and how not all roads lead through NATO.

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Building a food system that works for everyone

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at how to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. The global food system is intricately linked to many of the greatest problems facing the world today, from the rise of non-communicable diseases, childhood hunger and food insecurity to environmental degradation, species loss...

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A plan for local growth

This report from UK think tank Localis looks at how this moment of collective renewal provides an opportunity to truly empower the local state.  The Plan for Growth, released in March 2021, is the UK government’s new plan setting out its view on how to recover from the pandemic through ‘building back better’ and ‘levelling...

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The new plan for immigration

This report from UK the Social Market Foundation looks at Albanian migration to the UK as a microcosm of the complexities within the UK’s asylum system. For the refugee rights sector the Government’s New Plan for Immigration presents a fundamental challenge, designed as it is to more transparently share the Government’s struggles with immigration control...

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The golden opportunity

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute looks at how Global Britain can lead on tobacco harm reduction and save millions of lives. This report explains how this is the UK’s golden opportunity to take leadership on tobacco harm reduction: The United Kingdom has taken a world-leading role in promoting the life-saving...

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Strengthening equity in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This report from UK think tank IIED provides a guide for negotiators on the Biodiversity Framework. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will be a major milestone in global agreements on biodiversity conservation, setting international ambition for the next decade. This guide is intended to support Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) who...

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A stake in success

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at employee share ownership and the post-COVID economy. This report sets out the case for an expansion of employee share ownership in the UK, and for the share ownership agenda to form a key part of a “fair and strong economic recovery” narrative as...

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Jobs for a green recovery: levelling up through nature

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance looks at potential areas for new green jobs across Britain. The prime minister has also pledged a ‘green recovery’ from coronavirus and the government has pledged action on climate and nature. Against this backdrop, Green Alliance commissioned WPI Economics to consider the potential for new green job...

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Increasingly precarious

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at young adults during the pandemic. It has been much commented that young adults aged 18-34 have received a particularly raw deal over the past year: much less likely than older age groups to suffer the more serious health consequences of Covid-19, but much more likely...

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